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Jean CarneCloser Than Close ... LP
Mirage/Omni, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Quite a different sound than Jean's Philly International recordings – although certainly a logical extension – and it's a sweeter than sweet set from the mid 80s that in turns both celebrates and transcends the production style of the era! Overall, Closer Than Close is a smooth batch of mellow modern soul, almost in a Phyllis Hyman mode, and with less of the free easy jazz touches of Jean's earlier recordings. Grover Washington produced most of the record, an he really does add a bit of jazz into the mix – but the standout element is Jean's vocals, which seem to have expanded their range along with the addition of the "e" to her last name! Titles include "Lucky Charm", "Closer than Close", "Everything Must Change", "Sexy Eyes", "It Must Be Love", and a solid remake of "Break Up To Make Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave FrishbergDave Frishberg Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Omni Sound, 1981. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBeginning Of The End – The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A really great little collection – one that looks at the deeper, darker strands in country music during the 60s – that moody space that lie behind the Rubber Room of Porter Wagoner, and which may not have gotten much chart play at the time, but which makes for one of the most fascinating strands of the music! The collection follows a bit in the spirit of the Hillbillies In Hell collections – but there's maybe less humor here overall, as the depth of sorrow and bleakness of outlook really gives this one a very moody vibe – perfect for those who are always sick of the overplayed cliches of mainstream country, and always know there's something hipper to the music if you just know where to look. Titles include "Wine The River & You" by Clay Hart, "Jimmy Jacob" by Johnny Darrell, "Puzzles" by Ed Bruce, "The Enemy" by Jim Ed Brown, "Whistle Of The Gravy Train" by Bobby Grove, "National Everybody Hate Me Week" by David Price, "Water Under The Bridge" by Lonnie Holt, "Talking To The Grass" by Curley Putman, "Meeting Of The Bored" by Johnny Dollar, "Hello I'm A Jukebox" by George Kent, "It's A Rough Old Road To Travel" by Johnny Darrell, "A Man Is A Slave" by Jerry Irby & The Texas Ranchers, and "Ghosts Of My Lonely Past" by Johnny Skiles. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Resurrection ... CD
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – as the hillbillies rise from hell, and take their message into the musical mainstream! Previous volumes have dealt with themes of sin and redemption in country music – and this time around, the scope seems pushed even farther – partly because the music extends into the 70s, but also because the stylistic blend is even more amazing – as bigger-name singers mix with obscure artists, and major productions mingle with rare tracks from the indie world. The album's overflowing with great work – along with the great notes of other volumes too – and titles include "The World Is A Monster" by Doug Tubb, "Six Pallbearers" by Bob Gallion, "Devil Train" by Johnny Doe, "God Please Protect America" by Seymore Weed, "Hellbound Train" by The Lumberjack with The Northwood Singers, "Room 333" by Ben Wasson & The Hardtimes, "Mammoth Cave Secret" by Charlie Stewart, "Daddy's Sick Again" by Arkey Blue, "Wrestlin With Satan" by Zero Jones, "Satan Must Get Along Without Me" by The Knight Brothers, "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by GM Farley & The Foggy River Boys, and "Hillbilly Hades" by Texas Bill Strength. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – The Rapture – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Great work from a series that never gets old – and which, if anything, seems to keep digging deeper and deeper with each new volume! If you know that, as the Louvin Brothers tell us, Satan Is Real – then you'll find plenty to spook your soul here – and we don't just mean the creepy cover! As with previous volumes, the tracks are a superbly-selected batch of songs from the farther reaches of country music – dealing with themes of temptation and salvation, awash with all the evils of mankind that weren't washed away in the pulpit! Titles include "Satan's Wife" by Jesse Floyd, "Turn Your Radio On" by The Statemen Quartet, "It's Nothing To Me" by Loy Clingman, "The Devil" by Ronnie Wolfe, "Satan's Suitcase" by Robert Zehm, "Devil Get Away From Me": by Roy & Georgia & The So & Sos, "Nightmare" by Jack Turner, Ghost Of A Honky Tonk Slave" by Cowbowy Howard Vokes, "On The Cross" by Margie Singleton, "Ghost Town" by Billy Massey, "Singing Shouting Praying" by Bill & Opal Carter with The Country Gents, "Fourth Man" by Reverend Tully McCoy, and "Please Devil" by Bobby Griggs. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell – Tribulations – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Tortured souls and troubled hearts – served up here in a dark set of narratives from the classic years of country music! As with previous volumes in this excellent series, the package goes way beyond the big hits, to turn up lots of great songs from the shadowy corners of country – songs about bad deeds and poor choices – handled by a variety of different singers who really keep things interesting! There's way more love of the music here than the sense of kitsch you might expect from the cover – and although you might first find the songs appealing from a gimmicky perspective, we can bet that you'll be getting the message before long. Titles include "Dead Man's Cave" by Bobby Griggs, "Marbone Swamp" by Bill Browning & The Dark Hollow Boys, "Endless Sleep" by Hank Williams Jr, "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by Bobby Grove, "Dark Day In Dallas" by Tex Ritter, "Bury Me Face Down" by Cowboy Copas, "No Hiding Place" by Sunshine Boys Quartet, "Satan's Jeweled Crown" by The Louvin Brothers, and "East Dallas Dagger" by Durwood Daily. (Note: most of the contents are the same as the LP 777 in the series – but the CD has 32 titles in all!) CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol 3 – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 – The Final Chapter ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Heavenly voices, turning towards hell – in a host of rare country music tracks that deal with the devil and the world down under! The set's the third volume in this wonderful series, and may well be the deepest-digging so far – and stands as a demonstration that, if you're going to have the spirit of redemption in your music, you've also got to make room for damnation as well! Some of the artists here might be familiar, but there's also a fair bit of very rare tracks too (and you can trust us on that – as we're hillbilly hounds ourselves!) As before, there's some great track by track notes that illuminate the music – alongside titles that include "Satan's Child" by Anita Carter, "Six Rounds Of Love & Hate" by Autry Inman, "Devil's Slate" by Johnny Tyler, "Ten O'Clock Train" by Harold Lee, "I'm Going Down For The Third Time" by Eddie Snell & His Midwestern Aces, "Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" by Ralph Hart, "Suicide Blues" by Stringbean, "Bang Bang You're Dead" by Steve Bledsoe, "Graveyard Dance" by Ray Sanders, and "The Neon & The Rain" by Freddie Hart. CD

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VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol 9 ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... About October 11, 2019
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jean CarneCloser Than Close ... CD
Omni, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite a different sound than Jean's Philly International recordings – although certainly a logical extension – a sweeter than sweet set from the mid 80s that in turn celebrates and transcends the production style of the era! Overall, Closer Than Close is a smooth batch of mellow modern soul, almost in a Phyllis Hyman mode, and with less of the free easy jazz touches of Jean's earlier recordings. Grover Washington produced most of the record, an he really does add a bit of jazz into the mix – but the standout element is Jean's vocals, which seem to have expanded their range along with the addition of the "e" to her last name! Titles include "Lucky Charm", "Closer than Close", "Everything Must Change", "Sexy Eyes", "It Must Be Love", and a solid remake of "Break Up To Make Up". CD
(Out of print, booklet has some wear & a sticker remnant.)
Also available Closer Than Close ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ John Coates JrIn The Open Space ... LP
Omni Sound, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pete McCannMost Folks ... CD
Omni Tone, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousCold War Countdown – Country Music Goes To War 1952 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of offbeat country music songs from the postwar years – tunes that begin during the Korean War, end during Vietnam, and embrace a lot of Cold War anxiety in between! As with other titles from this great label – like the Hillbillies In Hell series – there's a great theme at the core, with so many different varieties of songs that we're amazed at how much the compilers were able to dig up! You'll probably recognize a few of these, but most of the tunes are from a pretty deep dig – and even longtime country freaks like ourselves are hearing most of these for the first time. Titles include "Freedom Monkey" by Doc Williams, "Bearded Bandit Of Cuba" by Art & Glenda Davis, "Fallout" by Red Castle, "Ballad Of Two Brothers" by Autry Inman, "Little Boy Soldier" by Wanda Jackson, "Crazy Vietnam War" by Stringbean, "Congratulations" by Arlene Harden, "The Patriot" by Marie Roberson, "The Craziest War Of The Universe" by Jefferson County Bluegrass Boys, and "I'm No Communist" by Grandpa Jones. CD

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell – The Rapture – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great work from a series that never gets old – and which, if anything, seems to keep digging deeper and deeper with each new volume! If you know that, as the Louvin Brothers tell us, Satan Is Real – then you'll find plenty to spook your soul here – and we don't just mean the creepy cover! As with previous volumes, the tracks are a superbly-selected batch of songs from the farther reaches of country music – dealing with themes of temptation and salvation, awash with all the evils of mankind that weren't washed away in the pulpit! Titles include "Satan's Wife" by Jesse Floyd, "Turn Your Radio On" by The Statemen Quartet, "It's Nothing To Me" by Loy Clingman, "The Devil" by Ronnie Wolfe, "Satan's Suitcase" by Robert Zehm, "Devil Get Away From Me": by Roy & Georgia & The So & Sos, "Nightmare" by Jack Turner, Ghost Of A Honky Tonk Slave" by Cowbowy Howard Vokes, "On The Cross" by Margie Singleton, "Ghost Town" by Billy Massey, "Singing Shouting Praying" by Bill & Opal Carter with The Country Gents, "Fourth Man" by Reverend Tully McCoy, and "Please Devil" by Bobby Griggs. CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Hillbillies In Hell – The Rapture – Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952 to 1974 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ VariousCold War Countdown – Country Music Goes To War (1952-1972) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of offbeat country music songs from the postwar years – tunes that begin during the Korean War, end during Vietnam, and embrace a lot of Cold War anxiety in between! As with other titles from this great label – like the Hillbillies In Hell series – there's a great theme at the core, with so many different varieties of songs that we're amazed at how much the compilers were able to dig up! You'll probably recognize a few of these, but most of the tunes are from a pretty deep dig – and even longtime country freaks like ourselves are hearing most of these for the first time. Titles include "Freedom Monkey" by Doc Williams, "Bearded Bandit Of Cuba" by Art & Glenda Davis, "Fallout" by Red Castle, "Ballad Of Two Brothers" by Autry Inman, "Little Boy Soldier" by Wanda Jackson, "Crazy Vietnam War" by Stringbean, "Congratulations" by Arlene Harden, "The Patriot" by Marie Roberson, "The Craziest War Of The Universe" by Jefferson County Bluegrass Boys, and "I'm No Communist" by Grandpa Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
(Randomly shipped "Nuclear Winter Black" or "Radioactive Yellow Cake" colored vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ VariousHillbillies In Hell Vol 8 (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Random "Abyss Black", "Mephisto Red" or "Beelzebub Splatter" colored vinyl. Limited to 666.)

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✨✧ VariousBirth, Work, Death – Work, Money, & Status In Country Music – 1950 to 1970 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic little set that looks at themes of hard work and labor in postwar country music – territory that certainly opened up with the success of the Merle Travis tune "Sixteen Tons" – and which took very different forms in country music than the same topic in folk and blues! These tunes often have a sense of wit amongst the strivings and struggles in the workplace – maybe a slight "American hero" vibe, of the sort that would resonate strongly in country trucker tunes! and in case you're wondering, there's not a trucker track among these – as the tunes are more focused on hard labor in the mines, the fields, and the factory All tracks are brought together with the same sense of careful choice that the label brings to their Hillbillies In Hell series – and songs include "Workin Man" by Bobby Barnett, "A Working Man's Prayer" by Tex Ritter, "Money" by Tex Williams, "Workin Hands" by Dave Dudley, "Cotton Mill" by Eddie Noack, "Down In The Mine" by The Wray Family, "Don't Want To Work" by Doc Williams, "On Strike" by David Hiser, "Money Hungry" by Arlie Duff, "By The Sweat Of My Brow" by Bill Carter, and Tennessee Ernie Ford's great remake of his hit, "Sixteen Tons '65". CD
 
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✨✧ OmnibusOmnibus (2LPs with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
United Artists/Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $42.99
A fantastic album that never fully got its due – the debut effort by a band from New Jersey, but one who've got a vibe that's much more like the headiest acts on the Sunset Strip scene from a few years before! The lead vocals almost have the mysticism of Jim Morrisson at his best – and instrumentation is the usual small combo approach, but often fused with the vocals in a way that provides surprising intensity – that weird "magick" that you might find on some of the Love records from the time too! Everything is superbly executed, and we've never been quite sure why this one never broke bigger – maybe just because the group were from New Jersey, instead of the Cali scene. Titles include "Den Of Sin", "The Man Song", "Shake It Off", "Above Me", "Big Daddy Slave", and "Tired Of Screaming". Fantastic pressing – also includes a full bonus album of unreleased material from the same time – as well as a bonus 7" single of "The Farm" – which should have been the group's hit, but was pulled from release. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus 7 inch and booklet!)

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Outer CirclesOmnia ... CD
Outer Circles, 2017. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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VariousInsomnia - The Erick Sermon Compilation Album ... LP
Interscope, 1996. Very Good- ... $8.99
Includes "Funkorama" by Redman, "Beez Like That (Sometimes)" by Jamal & Calif, "It's That Hit" by Keith Murray, "Ferar" by Tommy Gunn "Up Jump The Boogie" by the Wixtons and "Reign" by Erick Sermon. 11 tracks plus 2 interludes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ AlchemistInsomnia – Alchemist Vs. Cousin Of Death ... CD
1st Infantry, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Carved In Stone" MOBB DEEP, "Live At The Amphitheatre" TWIN & ALCHEMIST, "Turn It Up", SHEEK LOUCH, "Marathon" DIALATED PEOPLES, "Shootem Up Pt. 2 (Gotcha)" NOYD Feat. MOBB DEEP, "Letting Go" CHINKY, "Fuego" TONY TOUCH Feat. L.O.X, "When It Comes To The Beef" MOBB DEEP, "One Never Knows" NAS & LAKE and lots more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ GUBoo (Glenn Underground & Boo Williams)Eli Opus Omnis/Mystic Futuristic/Chi-Town Attack/TST Wreck ... 12-inch
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Neo classic Chicago house from a pair of pivotal figures! "Eli Opus Omnis" has a steady beat and spacey synth sheen and over all sound that gets denser and more atmospheric as it goes, followed appropiately in title and sound by "Mystic Futuristic". "Chi-Town Attack" ups the tempo and focus on the beat and a bright mood while TST Wreck brings in a deeper, slightly darker one. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tanja FeichtmairOmnixus + Solo ... CD
Leo (UK), 2018. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ PsycheUncivilized (storm release, train station radio)/Mind Over Matter (insomnia mix)/Outsider (live at melkweg) ... 12-inch
New Rose (France), 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has partially unglued seams.)

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Big StarBig Star Live On WLIR ... LP
Omnivore, 1974. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 29.98
A wonderful addition to the all-too-small catalog of music recorded by Big Star in the 70s – a live radio performance done between their second and third albums, and one that captures the group in a really fantastic stripped-down setting! There's no heavy production here, no Ardent or Jim Dickenson touches – yet it's amazing how good, and how unique the group sounds – with beautifully personal lead vocals from Alex Chilton on most tracks – and even a bit of conversation at the start of some of the songs, which really helps set the vibe for the band too. WLIR was always one of the coolest radio stations back in the day – and we certainly owe them a good nod for capturing this magic – on titles that include "She's A Mover", "Daisy Glaze", "September Gurls", "Mod Lang", "Don't Lie To Me", "O My Soul", "The Ballad Of El Goodo", "Thirteen", "Motel Blues", "In The Street", and "You Get What You Deserve". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bluke (Luke Vibert & BlueRum13)Sense The Urgency ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
An unusual set of work from the ever-changing Luke Vibert – a collaboration with MC BlueRum13 – whose lyrics provide a great mix with Luke's beats and instrumentation on the album! All those crisp, creative elements that we love from older Vibert records are still very much in the mix – but the focus here is also different, and very fresh – and an equally great way to present the lyrics of BlueRum13 too. The set features a few guest appearances – from DJ SPS, Recyte, Ray Colom, Oz, and FACTS – and the set is divided up into sections devoted to four of the five senses – See, Touch, Hear, and Taste. Tracks include "Golden", "Wait A Minute", "Something Fresh", "Turninitup", "Slide By", "Mother Cuffint Chains", "Matter", "Yesh", "Let's Go", "Machine Gums", "Omnipotent", "Happy Daze", "Flying Mortalmovas", and "Gimme A Sign". CD

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Van DurenWaiting – The Van Duren Story ... CD
Omnivore, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Really fantastic work from Van Duren – one of the great almost-rans in 70s pop – a singer/songwriter who emerged from the same Memphis roots as Big Star, recorded at Ardent Studios, and even worked in a band with Chris Bell – yet somehow also managed to make music that was very much his own! The tracks here document Van Duren moving from Memphis to New York, and back again – definitely some of the perfect pop/rough edges conception of the Ardent scene – but also really moving towards something more upfront and personal, a territory that's unabashedly in a space between power pop and AOR – especially on the later tracks here, where Van seems to have a self-confidence that was never the hallmark of Alex Chilton or Chris Bell. The set features a few unissued tracks – "Andy Please" and "Just You Tell Me (live)" – plus "Jane", "Catcher In The Rain", "Yellow Light (live)", "Grow Yourself Up", "Positive (Wedding Song)", "Make A Scene", "Torn In Half (live)", and "Tennessee I'm Trying". CD
Also available Waiting – The Van Duren Story ... LP 13.99

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Van DurenWaiting – The Van Duren Story ... LP
Omnivore, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.98
Really fantastic work from Van Duren – one of the great almost-rans in 70s pop – a singer/songwriter who emerged from the same Memphis roots as Big Star, recorded at Ardent Studios, and even worked in a band with Chris Bell – yet somehow also managed to make music that was very much his own! The tracks here document Van Duren moving from Memphis to New York, and back again – definitely some of the perfect pop/rough edges conception of the Ardent scene – but also really moving towards something more upfront and personal, a territory that's unabashedly in a space between power pop and AOR – especially on the later tracks here, where Van seems to have a self-confidence that was never the hallmark of Alex Chilton or Chris Bell. The set features a few unissued tracks – "Andy Please" and "Just You Tell Me (live)" – plus "Jane", "Catcher In The Rain", "Yellow Light (live)", "Grow Yourself Up", "Positive (Wedding Song)", "Make A Scene", "Torn In Half (live)", and "Tennessee I'm Trying". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Waiting – The Van Duren Story ... CD 9.99

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Peter Holsapple & Alex ChiltonDeath Of Rock (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omnivore, 1978. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
The cover bills this one as "Peter Holsapple Vs Alex Chilton" – but the set's much more warmly collaborative than that phrase might make you think! The set features Chilton post-Big Star, starting on his great solo odyssey – and Holsapple pre-Dbs, still finding his way forward – the pair working together in the Sun Records studios in the sleepy late 70s Memphis scene, and making some surprisingly great music together! Holsapple sings lead on half the cuts, Chilton on the others – with bass from Ken Woodley and drums from Richard Rosbrough. Rosbrough put the session together, and Holsapple hits some wonderfully Chilton-like moments on his tracks while Alex really hints at the Like Flies On Sherbert sound to come. Titles include "We Were Happy There", "Bad Reputation", "House Is Not A Home", "Take Me Back", "Death Of Rock", "Tennis Bum", "Marshall Law", and "Hey Mona". CD features some bonus rehearsal and alternate takes – plus a 4 track version of "Mind Your Manners" recorded in Chapel Hill with just Holsapple on vocals and guitar, and Mitch Easter on drums. CD

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Jan & DeanFilet Of Soul Redux – The Rejected Master Recordings ... CD
Liberty/Omnivore, 1965. Used ... $4.99
One of the strangest records ever made – and a set that, in late 1965, may well put Jan & Dean ahead of The Beatles or Beach Boys for very experimental production! The set features the duo's original, rejected version of the album Filet Of Soul – not the one that was issued on album back in the 60s, but the set that the group recorded in a bizarre melange of music, sound effects, and even a bit of stoned-out jokes – all standing next to their familiar records like The Monkees' Head stood next to their TV show! The pair were always pretty goofy in their live sets, and that definitely comes through here – as the core part of the music was live, then augmented in the studio – but they're also even more over the top in their presentation here, and either sound completely light-headed from long hours in the studio, or from some other substance instead. There's a few of the familiar songs that were heard on the final album – but they're layered here in so many different odd elements and sounds, the result is like some baroque collage of 60s pop and studio extremes. Titles include "Prelude/Honolulu Lulu", "Boys Down At The Plant/Cathy's Clown/Pigeon Joke", "Beatle Part Of Our Portion/Rhythm Section Introduction/Michelle/Whistling Dixie", "We Want Jan & Dean/Norwegian Wood", "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", and "Hang On Sloopy/Jan & Dean They'll Be Back". CD

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Azar LawrenceBridge Into The New Age (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A wicked set from reedman Azar Lawrence – one of the few albums issued under his own name, and a great example of the waves he was making on the 70s west coast scene! There's a depth here that goes beyond most of the other Fantasy Records sessions of the time – a sound that would be right at home on Strata East, or in some of the more righteous Cobblestone sessions – no surprise, given that the ensemble here is filled with key spiritual jazz players, including Woody Shaw on trumpet, Hadley Caliman on flute, Joe Bonner on piano, Billy Hart on drums, Mtume on congas, and even Jean Carn on a bit of guest vocals! Most tracks are longish, and a perfect setting for Azar's exploratory reed work on soprano sax and tenor – and titles include "Warriors Of Peace", "Forces Of Nature", and "The Beautiful & Omnipresent Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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LEGACYProject Mayhem ... CD
6 Hole, 2005. Used ... $4.99
Another '05 effort from the studious Hall Of Justus! Tracks include "Mayhem", "Too Long", "Lou's Tavern", "Pure" feat Phonte of Little Brother, "Throw Something", "Insomnia", "Pain In Life", "2 Sided Coin", "Imperfect World", "I'm A Star" feat Chaundon, Median and Joe Scudda, and more! CD

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NRBQNRBQ (1969) ... CD
Columbia/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
The amazing debut of NRBQ – a set that might come as quite a surprise if you only know some of this group's later work! The New Rhythm & Blues Quintet were maybe one of the first great groups to hail from Louisville – an early part of the legacy that would later include Squirrel Bait, Palace Brothers, Slint, and many others – and the group already show a unique placement at the crossroads – working sometimes in rootsy modes with a bit of twang, sometimes in rawer styles with a bit of garage, and even taking stops along the way for bits of influence from Sun Ra and Carla Bley! The mix of modes here is maybe a lot more along the lines of what was happening in the Bay Area scene of the late 60s – but is even more revolutionary as a lone sound from the heartland – and titles include "Ids", "C'Mon Everybody", "Stomp", "Hymn Number 5", "Stay With Me", "Hey Baby", "You Can't Hide", and a surprising version of Sun Ra's "Rocket Number 9". CD
Also available NRBQ (1969) ... LP 13.99

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NRBQNRBQ (1969) ... LP
Columbia/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99 21.98
The amazing debut of NRBQ – a set that might come as quite a surprise if you only know some of this group's later work! The New Rhythm & Blues Quintet were maybe one of the first great groups to hail from Louisville – an early part of the legacy that would later include Squirrel Bait, Palace Brothers, Slint, and many others – and the group already show a unique placement at the crossroads – working sometimes in rootsy modes with a bit of twang, sometimes in rawer styles with a bit of garage, and even taking stops along the way for bits of influence from Sun Ra and Carla Bley! The mix of modes here is maybe a lot more along the lines of what was happening in the Bay Area scene of the late 60s – but is even more revolutionary as a lone sound from the heartland – and titles include "Ids", "C'Mon Everybody", "Stomp", "Hymn Number 5", "Stay With Me", "Hey Baby", "You Can't Hide", and a surprising version of Sun Ra's "Rocket Number 9". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available NRBQ (1969) ... CD 9.99

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Buck OwensComplete Capitol Singles 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 26.98
The final chapter of Buck Owens' singles run at Capitol Records – and a set that's maybe the most interesting of the bunch! After bursting out as an instant success back in the 60s, Buck was struggling a bit on the charts during the following decade – despite, or maybe because of, some huge success on the TV screen. Yet that shift also prompted Owens to really open up his bag, recording some material that was a great change from the straight, tight songs that graced so many of his earlier Capitol singles – a move that includes a fair bit of bluer-tinged material that not only show a whole new side of Buck's personality, but also reflect some of the issues he was struggling with at the time. These are also mixed with a few surprisingly strong novelty singles, and other material that continues to open the bag in a really great way. The 2CD set features 42 tracks in all – including some great lost singles that aren't nearly as well-known as other material – with titles that include "On The Cover Of The Music City News", "Arms Full Of Empty", "The Good Old Days", "Made In Japan", "Full Time Daddy", "You Ain't Gonna Have Ol Buck To Kick Around No More", "Get Out Of Town Before Sundown", "Weekend Daddy", "41st Street Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Great Expectations", "Stony Mountain West Virginia", "Ain't It Amazing Grace", and "I Love You So Much It Hurts". CD

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Art PepperNeon Art Vol 1 - 3 (Colored Vinyl Bundle) ... LP
Omnivore/Widows Taste, 1981. Near Mint- 3LPs ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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PosiesDear 23 (2LP 45 RPM Remaster) ... LP
DGC/Omnivore, 1990. Sealed 2LP ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker and a small tear in front.)

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Dewey RedmanCoincide ... LP
Impulse, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A beautiful and spiritual record by Dewey – and one that features very stripped down playing, mostly in a trio or quartet format. The players differ from track to track – and they include Sirone on bass, Eddie Moore on drums, Leroy Jenkins on violin, and Ted Daniel on trumpet. Two tracks feature Redman playing zither, which sounds strange, but very nice. Another features clarinet, and the remainder feature Dewey on his traditional tenor. Titles include "QOW", "Somnifacient", "Seeds & Deeds", "Funcitydues", and "Phadan-Sers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo/quad pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jorge SantanaLove The Way – The Solo 70s Recordings (Jorge Santana/It's All About Love) ... CD
Tomato/Omnivore, 1978/1979. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Two albums from Jorge Santana – back to back in a single set, and long overdue! First up is the self-titled Jorge Santana album – a stone 70s classic from Carlos Santana's lesser-known brother – a set that effortlessly brings together Latin and soul, often with the same sort of vibe as the Coke Escovedo records on Mercury from the same time! Jorge plays guitar, but lead vocals are from Richard Bean (of Malo and Sapo fame) – often in a sweetly crackling style that's kind of a smoother 70s update of Latin Soul modes from a few years before. Tunes are all lively, with nice hooks – never too uptempo, and carried off with a jazzy edge on most numbers. Titles include "Sandy", "Seychells", "Nobody's Perfect", "Love The Way", "We Were There", and "Tonight You're Mine". On All About Love, Jorge Santana's working with Allen Toussaint – but in a set that's sometimes a fair bit different than some of the straighter New Orleans productions of the 70s! There's definitely a few grooves in the mix – but these are often a bit more upbeat, and almost clubby at times – a great showcase for Santana's guitar work amidst the rhythms, in ways that are almost more sharp-edged than before! A few tunes bump along with some classic Toussaint funk – but also in ways that are a bit updated too, less Crescent City gritty, and more New York smooth. Instrumentation is often spare overall – mostly a combo led by Santana's guitar – and lead vocals are handled by Jay McKinnon, with some support from the rest of the group. Titles include "Ain't No", "Feeling Good", "New York New York", "My Inspiration", and "It's All About Love". CD

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Johnny ShinesBlues Came Falling Down – Live 1973 ... CD
Nighthawk/Omnivore, 1973. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A never-issued live performance from the great Johnny Shines – best known for his work on the Chicago scene in the 50s, but heard here in a fantastic recording that was done in a St Louis chapel during the early 70s! The sound quality is amazing – and although most tracks just feature Shines on vocals and guitar, there's a clarity that's breathtaking – and which may well bring out subtle elements in Johnny's music that were never captured as well by some of his records on bigger labels. Three tracks features added guitar from Leroy Jodie Pierson, but most are solo – and titles include "Seems Like A Million Years", "Cold In Hand Blues", "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "I'm A Steady Rollin Man", "They're Red Hot", "Ramblin", "Stay High All Day Long", and "It's Nobody's Fault But Mine". CD

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SkymarkVirtual Stars ... LP
Modern Sun (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Skymark is Marc Friedli – a European keyboardist with a real love of vintage instruments – Arp, Moog, Prophet, Roland, and more – all of which he brings to bear nicely in this very groovy set! As with his previous record, the vibe here is kind of late 70s/early 80s – some warmer keyboard modes, some a bit more electro – as are the vocals on the album, which are slightly more prominent than before, but often highly processed – so that they're maybe a lot more down in the mix than the keyboards, with deeper tones that are more likely to slide into the basslines and rhythms. Yet although understated, the vocals also maybe give the album more of a spiritual core than ever before – on titles that include "Yesterday's Flame", "The First Special Feeling", "Insomnia", "Our Shelter", "The Center Of My Joy", and "The Power Of A Positive Smile". LP, Vinyl record album

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Uncle Walt's BandUncle Walt's Band (with download) ... LP
Lespedeza/Omnivore, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
The beautiful debut of Uncle Walt's Band – a 70s group who never moved past underground status, but who had an undeniable impact at the time – so much so that this self-produced record was issued in a number of different formats over the years! The group's maybe best known for their ties to the Austin 70s scene, but this set's recorded back home in North Carolina – and has a sound that's really unique, and really out of time – not country, not folk, and not really even singer/songwriter material – despite the fact that the trio brings some great songs of their own to the mix. Instrumentation is a spare mix of guitar, fiddle, bass, and mandolin – often with vocals harmonized in ways that lie between early country and later jazz phrasing – the latter of which is underscored by the guitar work, which often has a touch of gypsy swing. The closest we can compare these guys might be to Dan Hicks on his first few records – but the sound is more stripped down, personal, and meaningful overall. Titles include "Four Til Late", "Little Sadie", "Ruby", "Dish Wiped Clean", "Seat Of Logic", "In The Night", and "Don't You Think I Feel It Too". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a download with 11 bonus tracks!)

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VirtuosoEvolution Of The Torturer ... CD
Omnipotent, 2004. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Zbigniew Wodecki with Jerzy MilianSny Podroznika ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool Polish singer from the 70s – but one who works in styles we'd be much more likely to associate with male vocalists from America in the previous decade! Part of the style might have to do with the backings – which are superbly handled by jazzman Jerzy Milian, who directs the PRiTV orchestra with all these unusual tonal colors and shadings – almost with the sorts of sophistication that someone like Jack Jones or Vic Damone might have been using at the end of the 60s, yet still graced with plenty of Jerzy's own cool touches too – including some of his work on vibes! Titles include "Basia Basia Basia", "Ballad O Jasiu I Malgosi", "Ctery Sciany", "A Gdyby Tak Robinsonem", "Kiedy O Mnie Zapomnisz", and "Dziekczynienie". CD

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✨✧ VariousFlashback – May 2003 ... CD
EMI, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
Collection from EMI featuring music fromNina Simone, Rob Zombie, Ray Barretto, Irma Thomas, Tracey Ullman, Detroit Cobras, Charley Patton, Holidays, Martha & The Vandellas, Stranglers, Kaleef and more. CD
(Promotion CDr release from EMI Publishing. Includes a radio-style, lead in track and a spoken introduction between each song.)

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VariousJon Savage's 1968 – The Year The World Burned ... CD
Ace (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 21.99
The fourth fantastic chapter in this wonderful trip through the 60s – headed up by author Jon Savage, as a great soundtrack to his documents of the time! If you know Savage at all, you'll know to expect something different and fresh – an unusual take on the period, and one that goes way past the chart hits and overplayed oldies – to instead uncover currents of cultural activity at a much deeper level! And sure, there's a number of familiar songs here – but they're mixed with lesser-known gems, and presented in this great double-length package that features 48 tracks in all – all with notes from Savage himself. Titles include "Talkin About The Good Times" by Pretty Things, "Eastern Organ" by Brother Dan All Stars, "Hard To Handle" by Otis Redding, "Freedom Train" by James Carr, "Say It Loud (part 1)" by James Brown, "Omnibus" by The Move, "Sunshine Help Me" by Spooky Tooth, "Everydays" by Buffalo Springfield", "How Does It Feel To Feel" by The Creation, "Dear Delilah" by Grapefruit, "Machines" by Lothar & The Hand People, "Tomorrow Street Puzzle" by Fairport Convention, "I Got A Line On You" by Spirit, "Kick Out The Jams (preview pressing)" by MC5, "World In A Jug" by Canned Heat, "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams, "Honey Chile" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, "Danse A La Musique" by The French Fries, "Israelites" by Desmond Dekker, and "Why Does It Feel So Right" by The Shades Of Jade. CD

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VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 3 – 1966/1967 – Finally Together ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
The Ru-Jac label is really on fire here – taking off with some sweet female soul singers, as you might guess from the image on the cover – in modes that mix their deep soul core with some nice jazzy touches too! Two big artists grab the first half of the collection here – Kitty Lane, who might have been right at home working for Stax Records – and Rita Doryse, a jazzier singer who recalls early Marlena Shaw material at Chess! Other artists here continue some of the male deep soul styles that have made Ru-Jac a real favorite for collectors of rare singles – and as with other volumes in this series, the package also includes a number of tracks that were never issued at the time. Titles include "When I'm Alone", "Wait Til Then", "Born To Be Loved", and "Please Let Me Love You" by Rita Doryse; "It's Love I Need", "Sweetheart", and "The Feeling Is Gone" by Kitty Lane; "I Would Cry" and "I Tell You" by Gene & Eddie, "Do The Roller" and "Working Hard" by Leon Gibson, "I Can't Stay Away" and "Who Can It Be" by The Caressors; "She's My Girl (demo)" and "My Love (demo)" by Winfield Parker, and "Sweet Little Girl" and "Finally Together" – both unreleased tracks by an unknown artist! CD

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VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 4 – 1967 to 1980 – Changes ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Baltimore's legendary Ru-Jac Records label at the end of the 60s – coming to terms with some of the bigger changes in soul music, which means that they're adding a bit more funk to the mix! As with all the previous volumes in this excellent series, the scope of sounds and knowledge here is amazing – really detailed notes that not only get at the difficulties and complexities of running a small indie soul label, but which also show the shifting side of the audience for the records, and the way that both the singers and label changed to keep up! Don't let any of the "changes" put you off, though – as the music here is excellent – filled with the deep soul vocals and strong sense of fire you heard on the previous volumes, and featuring some unreleased titles too. Almost all the work here was recorded between 1967 and 1972 – there's only one final single from 1980 – and titles include "She's So Pretty (backing track)" by The Upsetters, "Sugar" by Fred Martin & Revue, "Changes (part 1)" by Saturday, "It's No Sin" by Gene & Eddie, "Every Day" by Sir Joe, "Think Of Me As Your Soldier" by Jimmy Dotson, "I Loved You Once" by Willie Mason, "Days May Come Days May Go" by Utopian Concept, "When I'm Alone" by Fred Martin & Revue, "Keep Off The Grass" by Dynamic Corvettes, "Nothing" by Winfield Parker, "Let Me Go Easy (alt version)" by Gene & Eddie, "Go On Back" by Willie Mason, "It's A Trap" by Dynamic Corvettes, "Contagious" by Fred Martin Revue, "I'll Be Your Lover" by Jimmy Dotson, "Days May Come Days May Go" by Francine Long, and "Tighten Up" by an Unknown Artist. CD

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✨✧ Chris BellLooking Forward – The Roots Of Big Star ... CD
Omnivore, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the Memphis sounds the birthed the first two Big Star albums – music that was recorded by Chris Bell at the Ardent Studios in a variety of guises, most of them pointing directly forward to his genius to come! And yet there's already plenty of genius here – in the guitars, vocals, production, and songwriting – which, like Big Star, are mindblowingly beyond what most of Memphis – and most of the US scene – was doing at the time. The groups here include Rock City and Icewater – names under which most of the tracks were recorded – and the set features some material that's been issued before, mostly on decades-later projects – mixed with six more previously-unissued tracks, and all tied together with a set of notes that really gets at the complicated legacy going on here. Bell's the clear star on most tracks, but also gets lots of help from compatriots who include Steve Rhea on guitar and drums, Tom Eubanks on bass and vocals, Jody Stephens on drums, and Terry Manning on drums, bass, and keyboards. Titles include "The Reason", "Shine On Me", "Try Again (movie mix)", "Think It's Time To Say Goodbye", "All I See Is You", "My Life Is Right", "Feeling High", "The Wind Will Cry For Me", "Lovely Lady", "I Lost A Love", "Sunshine", and "Sunday Organ". CD

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✨✧ Art Pepper with Pete JollyWest Coast Sessions Vol 2 – Pete Jolly (Strike Up The Band/bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlas/Omnivore, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked showcase for the late alto genius of Art Pepper – who was the supposed leader of this date issued under the name of pianist Pete Jolly! Jolly's great, too – very much in the sharpest form of his earliest sides from the 50s and 60s – and the pair work here in a tight quartet with Bob Magnusson on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums – on a record that's filled with brilliant solos from Pepper! Art's got the magnificently sharp, soulful sound of some of our favorite early albums here – but with some of the more open modes he discovered in the 70s, but not in the completely unbridled way of his Galaxy albums. The balance is wonderful – that crisp Pepper of the early years, given a soulful romp from Jolly's piano – on titles that include "YI Blues", "Night & Day", "Out Of Nowhere", and "You Go To My Head". CD features two alternate takes of "YI Blues". CD

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✨✧ Principal Edwards Magic TheatrePrincipal Edwards Magic Theatre ... CD
Dandelion/Cherry Red (UK), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit folksy, a bit psychedelic, and certainly trippy and theatrical enough to get the attention of even the most jaded popster in the 60s – Principal Edwards Magic Theatre were a completely unique group who had the extra benefit of strong early support from John Peel, who produced this record for his own Dandelion label! There's a sound here that's eerie and almost ancient at times – that post-hippie sensitivity to the past, often expressed here with folksy instrumentation and poetic themes, but never in a mode that's too dippy or silly. At some level, a few of these tunes have the same fragile folksy mode as the Bridget St John records on Dandelion – but overall, the sound is much looser, freer, and more collaborative. Tracks include "Enigmatic Insomniac Machine", "Third Sonnet To Sundry Notes Of Music", "To A Broken Guitar", and "Death of Don Quixote". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaDance Of Innocent Passion ... LP
Saturn, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An extremely intense session from 1980 – recorded at the Squat Theatre in New York in one session, and featuring a compelling mix of low tones, strange organ and synth lines, and strong brass playing from Michael Ray, Ronnie Brown, Vincent Chancey, and Ray Draper. John Gilmore, Danny Thompson, James Jacson, and Marshall Allen are also in the group – and titles include "Intensity", "Cosmo Energy", "Omnisonicism", and the strangely groovy "Dance Of Innocent Passion". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a brown cover with hand-pasted artwork and notes – and hand-pasted inner label too!)

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✨✧ Tom Brumley & The BuckaroosSteelin The Show ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Smoking steel guitar from Tom Brumley – the musician who gave the Buckaroos group such a great song when they were working behind country legend Buck Owens! This may be one of the few albums to ever have Tom's name as the lead artist – and it hand-picks some of the best cuts from the instrumental albums that the Buckaroos cut for Capitol Records in the late 60s – some of which feature Buck himself on guitar, others with Don Rich on the non-steel version of the instrument! There's no vocals at all – just sweet Bakersfield country instrumentals – and tunes include "Tom's Waltz", "Seven Come Eleven", "Tom Cattin", "Steel Guitar Rag", "Bud's Bounce", "The Neosho Waltz", "March Of The McGregor", "Together Again", "Moonlight On The Desert", "Runnin Short", and "Highland Fling". CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyLive At Bakers ... CD
Omnivore, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Detroit guitar legend – captured in the most famous contemporary club in his hometown! The set's got Dennis Coffey still sounding great at the head of a small combo – playing in a mode that's a lot more jazz than his 70s funk classics, but still really great – with a more complex, chromatic sound than in the old days – given support from keyboards, bass, and drums! The keys are great – often warm, with a Fender Rhodes-like vibe – and Coffey's guitar matches them nicely, but with a slightly sharper edge – on titles that include Long takes on "Little Sunflower", "The Sermon", "Chicago Song", "All Blues", "Way Back Home", "Dink's Blues", and a remake of Coffey's classic "Scorpio". CD

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✨✧ Van DurenWaiting – The Van Duren Story ... CD
Omnivore, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Really fantastic work from Van Duren – one of the great almost-rans in 70s pop – a singer/songwriter who emerged from the same Memphis roots as Big Star, recorded at Ardent Studios, and even worked in a band with Chris Bell – yet somehow also managed to make music that was very much his own! The tracks here document Van Duren moving from Memphis to New York, and back again – definitely some of the perfect pop/rough edges conception of the Ardent scene – but also really moving towards something more upfront and personal, a territory that's unabashedly in a space between power pop and AOR – especially on the later tracks here, where Van seems to have a self-confidence that was never the hallmark of Alex Chilton or Chris Bell. The set features a few unissued tracks – "Andy Please" and "Just You Tell Me (live)" – plus "Jane", "Catcher In The Rain", "Yellow Light (live)", "Grow Yourself Up", "Positive (Wedding Song)", "Make A Scene", "Torn In Half (live)", and "Tennessee I'm Trying". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Waiting – The Van Duren Story ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Arlo GuthrieAlice – Before Time Began (splatter colored vinyl) (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Omnivore, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Late 60s live version of classic story song – this telling running more than 30 minutes long – vinyl for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on splatter colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Marc MacBlue Tape Instrumentals ... LP
Omniverse (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A completely obscure set of work from the great Marc Mac – no titles at all, and not even any banding of different songs on the record – but a set that's bound to please your ears if you've loved Mac's music from the 4Hero years onwards! The music is heavy on samples, from what we can tell – but is also mixed with that strong blend of heavy beats and cosmic energy that's always made Marc's music so mindblowing! There's definitely a few vocals at times – mostly flowing in via the samples – but these aren't really songs, so much as a master class in the way someone with such magical ears can discover special sounds in older sources, then make them completely his own in the mix. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marc MacRed Tape Instrumentals ... LP
Omniverse (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A completely obscure set of work from the great Marc Mac – no titles at all, and not even any banding of different songs on the record – but a set that's bound to please your ears if you've loved Mac's music from the 4Hero years onwards! The music is heavy on samples, from what we can tell – but is also mixed with that strong blend of heavy beats and cosmic energy that's always made Marc's music so mindblowing! There's definitely a few vocals at times – mostly flowing in via the samples – but these aren't really songs, so much as a master class in the way someone with such magical ears can discover special sounds in older sources, then make them completely his own in the mix. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jill ScottReal Thing – Words & Sounds Vol 3 ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing work from Jill Scott – possibly the best thing we've heard from her since her classic debut – and a record that reminds us that she's still one of the greatest soul singers around! Jill's a bit more grown up here than before – shaking off some of the more passive themes of other tunes for a fuller, prouder approach that's followed through beautifully with tremendous vocals, and a production style that makes each tune explode with a range of new sonic delights! There's a sense of flow here that's simply amazing – a way of putting an album together, and putting a tune over that few other artists could ever touch – that special magic that first grabbed us in Jill's music years back, and which seems to have returned beautifully here. Instrumentation includes some especially great drums, which only add to the crisp, fresh feel of the record – and titles include "The Real Thing", "Hate On Me", "Come See Me", "Crown Royal", "Epiphany", "My Love", "Insomnia", "How It Makes You Feel", "Only You", "Celibacy Blues", and "All I". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Big StarLive At Lafayette's Music Room (with download) ... CD
Omnivore, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Big Star firing on all cylinders as a trio soon after Chris Bell split, in a surprisingly great sounding live recording – raw and unvarnished in the best, most authentic kind of way – and doing a terrific job of bringing then underappreciated/now classic songs to what sounds like a pretty sparse crowd at Lafayette's Music Room in Memphis! January 1973 was a pretty dark time for the band, having released a masterful record that was floundering commercially. We don't know if we're reading a little too much into it in hearing this and thinking the performance has a richer emotional sensibility with the band's lore in mind, or if they're just that great, but this a worthy relic for sure! Includes "When My Baby's Beside Me", "My Life Is Right", "She's A Mover", "Way Out West", The Ballad Of El Goodo", "In The Street", "Back Of A Car", "Thriteen", "The India Song", "Baby Strange", "Don't Like To Me", "There Was A Light", "Hot Burrito #2", "St 100/6", "Oh My Soul" and more. CD
(CD comes with a bonus download code for an unissued interview with Alex Chilton & Andy Hummel.)

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✨✧ Tim BuckleyWings – The Complete Singles 1966 to 1974 ... CD
Omnivore, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just the kind of "hits" package that most singles collections usually represent – as the 45rpm world of Tim Buckley is a different one than his better-known oeuvre of full-length releases! In fact, Buckley's so much thought of as an album artist, that the idea of Tim on 45 comes as quite a surprise – especially when presented in this nicely wide range of material that encompasses all of Buckley's too-short career in one CD set. The music here includes 45 mixes of some of the Buckley album cuts, plus b-sides too – and a full single that was never even released in the 60s, with one never-heard set here too. Material originally came out on the Elektra, Warner, Straight, and DiscReet labels – and the set features a great conversation with longtime Buckley collaborator Larry Beckett, who co-wrote a number of these tunes. Titles include "Lady Give Me Your Key", "Morning Glory", "Once Upon A Time", "Grief In My Soul", "Strange Street Affair Under Blue", "Happy Time", "So Lonely", "Quicksand", "Dolphins", "Honey Man", "Wanda Lu", "Who Could Deny You", "Move With Me", "Nighthawkin", "Carnival Song", "Pleasant Street", and "Wings". CD

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✨✧ Gene ClarkGene Clark Sings For You ... CD
Omnivore, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost chapter in the jagged career of the great Gene Clark – spare recordings done between his time with The Byrds and his first album in the duo of Dillard & Clark – all songs with a sound that's a fair bit different than either of those better-known chapters of Clark's legacy! The music was all captured in the studio, and is tighter than a demo mode – but also quite stripped down, too – often with just drums and Wurlitzer electric piano as the main elements next to Gene's moody vocals and acoustic guitar. In spirit, the songs are maybe almost more like work he'd unleash later on the White Light album – and titles include "On Her Own", "Past Tense", "Yesterday Am I Right", "Past My Door", "That's Alright By Me", "One Way Road", "Down On The Pier", and "7:30 Mode". The set also includes tracks done for/with the Rose Garden group – who Clark championed at the time – acetate tracks that include "On Tenth Street", "A Long Time", "Big City Girl", "Doctor Doctor", and "Understand Me Too" – plus a Rose Garden demo of "Till Today". CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyOne Night At Moreys – 1968 ... CD
Omnivore, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
If there's one thing we know about funk legend Dennis Coffey, it's that we can never get enough of his early work – especially when he's working in his trio with the mighty Lyman Woodard on Hammond! The pair together are fantastic – and have this Detroit-bred version of jazz funk that's even grittier than anything coming out on Prestige Records in the 60s – a vibe that reflects the ties both musicians had to the local soul scene, and also hits at Coffey's great wave of records to come on Sussex in the 70s! But the groove here is even deeper and more open – captured live on long tracks that really take off – so that even if the trio is playing familiar songs, they come out completely unique in the hard-jamming style of the group. The mighty Melvin Davis is on drums – and tracks include very long takes on "Eleanor Rigby", "Cissy Strut", and the great Richard Evans' tune "Burning Spear" – plus "Groovin", "It's Your Thing/Union Station", "Big City Lights", "Mindbender", and "I'm A Midnight Mover" – all previously unreleased! CD

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✨✧ Yellow Magic OrchestraSolid State Survivor ... LP
Alfa/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from this groundbreaking electro pop trio – a group who seem to compress all the best electric energy on both sides of the planet at the time – creating a leaner, catchier take on some of the hippest German modes, mixing them with their own quirky energy, and paving the way for a huge amount of global acts to follow! The songs here are still better than so much that came later – a fantastic late 70s statement from the trio of Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yukihiro Takahasi – who here seem even more confident than on their debut, with even enough gumption to remake The Beatles' "Day Tripper" as an electro theme. Other tracks include "Rydeen", "Technopolis", "Insomnia", "Solid State Survivor", and "Absolute Ego Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brigitte BardotBB 64 (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest Brigitte Bardot albums ever recorded – a stellar set of tracks with some ultra-chic arrangements from the great Alain Gouraguer! The album swings like the best of Paris pop in the 60s – tight and outta site, with loads of jaunty pop tunes that bring out the best in Brigitte's vocals, and show her to be a great singer when she gets the right material! Tracks include "Ca Pourrait Changer", "Une Histoire De Plage", "Ne Me Laisse Pas L'aimer", "Jamais Trois Sans Quatre", "Maria Ninguem", "Moi Je Joue", "Je Danse Donc Je Suis", "Melanie", "Ciel De Lit" and "C'est Un Jour Comme Un Autre". Bonus tracks include "Les Omnibus", "Les Hommes Endormis", and "Je Manque D'Adjectifs". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Comes in a cool flip-back cover, too – like a vintage French album!)

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✨✧ Peter Holsapple & Alex ChiltonDeath Of Rock ... LP
Omnivore, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover bills this one as "Peter Holsapple Vs Alex Chilton" – but the set's much more warmly collaborative than that phrase might make you think! The set features Chilton post-Big Star, starting on his great solo odyssey – and Holsapple pre-Dbs, still finding his way forward – the pair working together in the Sun Records studios in the sleepy late 70s Memphis scene, and making some surprisingly great music together! Holsapple sings lead on half the cuts, Chilton on the others – with bass from Ken Woodley and drums from Richard Rosbrough. Rosbrough put the session together, and Holsapple hits some wonderfully Chilton-like moments on his tracks while Alex really hints at the Like Flies On Sherbert sound to come. Titles include "We Were Happy There", "Bad Reputation", "House Is Not A Home", "Take Me Back", "Death Of Rock", "Tennis Bum", "Marshall Law", and "Hey Mona". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks – pressed at RTI!)
Also available Death Of Rock (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Art Pepper with Shelly ManneWest Coast Sessions Vol 6 – Shelly Manne (Hollywood Jam – with bonus track) ... CD
Atlas/Omnivore, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A swinging small group date led by drummer Shelly Manne – with a wonderful update of the older west coast jazz sound – one that maybe has a bit more bite than back in the 50s! The set's one of the excellent dates done by the Japanese Atlas label – and features Shelly at the head of an excellent group that includes Art Pepper on alto, Bob Cooper on tenor, Pete Jolly on piano, and Monty Budwig on bass – all artists who really shine in this setting, especially some of the musicians who weren't getting the chance to cut as many records like this! Pepper's even different than on his own records of the period – which is quite a lot, given how much he was caught on record in his final years – and titles include "Lover Come Back To Me", "These Foolish Things", "Just Friends", and "Hollywood Jam Blues". CD also features a bonus alternate take of "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". CD

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✨✧ Art Pepper with Sonny StittWest Coast Sessions Vol 1 – Sonny Stitt (Groovin High/Atlas Blues/bonus tracks) ... CD
Yupiteru/Omnivore, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two albums with a very unusual pedigree – both recorded for the Japanese Yupiteru/Atlas Records label – both as Art Pepper sessions, but with Sonny Stitt in the lead – because Pepper was then under contract to Fantasy Records! Both albums are great, and have Art in some of the sharpest settings of his later years – as Sonny Stit's alto sax seems to bring out an even bolder tone in Pepper's horn – as does the approach of the record label, with is maybe a bit more focused than some of the freewheeling tracks from the Fantasy/Galaxy years. The groups feature Lou Levy or Russ Freeman on piano, John Heard or Chuck DeMonico on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums – and titles include "Walkin", "Wee", "Bernie's Tune", "Atlas Blues", "Lester Leaps In", "Imagination", "Autumn In New York", "My Funny Valentine", and "Lover Man". Also features four bonus alternate takes from the first album! CD

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✨✧ Soul AsylumWhile You Were Out/Clam Dip & Other Delights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omnivore, 1986/1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
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